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You've got to say...
...that is pretty clever,
So 0% are staying?
The survey says that 0% of Be subscribers will stay with sky. and i call BS.
Be always was a bit niche so it might have more leavers than O2. but people are lazy.
If you impose a tax on smart phones in France aren't people just going to buy them online in germany?
all police stations these days are 0845 too. outrageous really. but what you going to do.
I made the enterprise in ASCII
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sadly it doesn't format properly here even with the 'pre' tag. but if you look here http://privatepaste.com/a7b0f37b25 it's awesome :)
Indeed you can.
It depends on the item. For RAM, memory sticks all sorts of things when you keep in mind that you are going to be without the item for 6 to 12 weeks anyway so you might well have to buy a replacement for that time anyway, and that in say 2 years time these things will generally be cheaper and better, that you allow them access to your data, it's rarely cost effective. Before i stopped buying corsair products. and i used to buy a lot of them, i'd buy another and fleabay the warranty replacement.
Corsair do not cover the postage cost. no.
If you send it back a second time they will cover the cost then. As in they will send you a cheque, (in euros,) after the replacement has been sent out and accepted. Literally 3 months later. you are correct other manufacturers do normally cover the postage, and do not generally require you to post it to holland.
You can try RMA'ing an item that's two years old but you wont get very far. I have done this, with amazon, ebuyer, they just refer you to the manufacturer. My issue is not just the cost, it's that it takes so long that you have to buy a replacement anyway. the corsair warranty is essentially useless.
As for the expected life time of a product. you are correct that the sale of goods act establishes a contract that lasts for 6 years and the retailer has obligations in this time. But without a team of lawyers to argue how long the expected lifetime of a wireless media drive is you are not going to get a retailer to change their policy which is generally that for consumer electronics that they will only act within 12 months and after that refer you to the manufacturer, which certainly if within the warranty period, they regard as meeting their obligations.
The manufacturer warranty and retailer warranty are different.
The retailer will generally retailer will generally replace something within the first year. but they are unaffected by the terms of the manufacturer warranty which could be 3 or 5 years, that is a separate contract and does not involve the retailer at all.
Like i say if you try to claim under the manufacturer warranty in europe you will have to send it registered to holland. it will cost a fortune and you wont get a replacement for 6 to 12 weeks.
whereas, for example logitech will ask you to email a photo of the old one and courier you out a new one the next day. all companies are not the same.
It's really funny that my comment about corsair warranties is being voted down. seems you get fanbois for everything.
It's worth mentioning with Corsair products if they fail whilst under manufacturer warranty you will have to post it recorded delivery to holland. which will cost more than the item.
And it will take up to three months to process. so you'll have to buy a new one anyway.
Corsair warranties, in europe at least, are worth nothing.
This is such BS
If you're drunk driving you're drunk for the whole journey and can't sober up in an emergency.
if you're on the phone it is for moments and if it starts to snow, rain, whatever, you can, you know, not be on the phone any more.
too many words
i need a diagram.
The SI unit for meteors is...
Double Decker buses.
Phone-bonker Bump tells desktop users: We swing both ways now
The headline obscures the story. i mean puntastic headlines are great and everything. but they should really allude to the story.
seriously. irreparable damage to the tune of $500m. crazy.
great story though. as soon as i saw the headline on the bbc 'chubby checker to sue over app' a clear image formed in my mind.
if the phone is on and the ecryption key in ram
why the need to dick about?
How to Compete with Free
Microsoft has proved it knows how to drive upgrades and how to compete with free.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/12/office_2010_vesus_the_competition/
-El Reg May 2010
It is possible to compete with free. we've seen this before. especially from Microsoft.
Re: I'm impressed
We are the product. fine. so why should there be a special tax?
You tax apple growers when they sell their apples, not when they take them from the tree.
the french would tax mud.
Re: There's no issue here.
Do all phones have Wi-Fi?
There's no issue here.
How much is a cell phone data cap? 500MB
How much is a fixed line cap? 100GB
in reality it makes no difference. the cost of the investigation will be more than the data.
this story is too stupid...
you'll get my Ip out of my cold dead hands
banned from twitter for repeatedly calling piers morgan i giant bell end?
better than sharing with a couple of users would be more on the mobile model. once you share an IP it doesn't matter with how many people. it may as well be loads, the whole network.
is the number of seconds...
it takes to jailbreak worthy of being in the headline?
if it took a minute would it be any different?
and how long have we been calling gaining root access jailbreaking? keep that for the daily mail.
they were mavricks
when the business first started (O2) they were unusual. ADSL2+, no caps, cheap.
now there are caps, peak time throttling, traffic shaping some traffic down to below dial up speeds, (seriously,) and the prices have gone up.
it's getting harder and harder to find a BB provder that will flog you BB without you handing over the whole line.
Re: A healthy nokia is good for everyone.
have a frank
A healthy nokia is good for everyone.
This is good news for everyone. regardless of your allegiances. It helps drive competition in this sector.
and have you seen the concept art for the Lumia 999 ?
Anyone can see that the answer we have no plans but don't rule out anything for the future is a non answer.
what was he going to say? No never? Yes?
Re: So they have negative Kinetic Energy?
You're quite right.
By redefining absolute zero we have created something below absolute zero.
Balls to 'em. What did they do for new year's 'eve?
Inflation red herring
On the face of it it seems to make sense that an inflation adjustment should be allowed.
But the biggest cost to the network is the £500 handset you get at the beginning. and they buy that at the beginning. it's price can't go up after they've bought it.
as for everything else the costs to the network come down all the time. look at the price of network infrastructure and tell be that the prices have ever gone up. yes they need to add more and more bandwidth and so on, but not for me, i've agreed how much i can have for 2 years. their cost of supplying that comes down.
the answer is obvious. you increase prices for new customers only. you stick to the agreement you make.
decrypting a disk that is mounted
Isn't that what the encryption software would be doing anyway?
If i upload something that i don't own
what happens when facebook sell it?
it's a funny old mess. i know it has been referred to as their suicide note, but i suspect that most people wont care.
Spare coal generators
Am i right in thinking we have to have a whole suite of coal fired power stations just sat their in case.
how do we man them? like the village fire station?
what is better than free boobs?
Opt out porn filter piousness. Why would you presume people don't want access to porn.
it's shocking moral superiority. we love porn. obviously. what is better than free boobs. @claire4devizes mind fingers.
Re: Big intake of breath
We saw this with the alarm clock issue too. all the fanbois saying well it's stupid to rely on a mobile phone as an alarm clock.
Now it's stupid to rely on it for GPS too.
If you took your nokia 920 out for a drive you'd be 100% confident it would work.
they didn't have to release it.
Yes it takes money, time and effort to get it right, but they had other options. They could have bought decent data, they could have left Google maps where it was.
Lots of things are hard. Making a mobile phone is hard but of you step up charge people up to 700 quid, you have to get it right.
Splitting Passwords in Two
Who could possibly have thought that was a good idea? What was the reasoning behind it.
For anyone unsure of the reasoning behind - splits a 14-character password into two seven-character strings before hashing them, which means it's a good deal less secure than an eight character password - cracking two 7 digit passwords takes twice as long as cracking one 7 digit password. where as an 8digit password has all of the 7 digit passwords with each of the available characters on the end, hence there are at least 70x more and 70x longer.
Re: The Other Guys and esolving limits
it actually doesn't depend on your eyes. much. there is a thing called the Rayleigh criterion. it's just the physics regarding the geometry of your eyes.
in the same way as an optical telescope's resolving power is determined by the size of the aperture and wave length. no matter how well made or anal the telescope is the resolving limit is definite.
have a spread sheet. http://nigelcoldwell.co.uk/test/tvview.xls
The Other Guys and esolving limits
The Other Guys is a good film. bit different.
the resolving limit for 1080p on an 84" tv is about 11 feet. so you'd have to be closer than that to benefit from going higher. just so you know.
Ridiculous obviously. But no more ridiculous than we have become used to.
Re: Microsoft confess to "bright yellow" WP8 handset
Bright yellow phones are to differentiate for the publicity because all phones look the same now.
Everyone actually buys the black one. at a push white.
All Phones - do this. It's there go to error handling response.
there can't be a person alive who hasn't seen their phone reboot
which html tags can we use.
from time to time i forget to read el reg. so when you add html tags i miss them. is there a list somewhere? is marquee<sup>*</sup> on it?
* - <marquee>if you enable marquee for gold members it would give me something to work to</marquee>
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